Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Ceisteanna (1183)

Neale Richmond


1183. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Health if those in mandatory quarantine hotel facilities will be given additional breaks for exercise and fresh air if they are travelling with babies or toddlers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17472/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

All facilities in the mandatory quarantine system have a designated outdoor area on-site which guests will be allowed to use on a scheduled basis up to three times daily, subject to their having received a 'not detected' result in their initial RT-PCR test. Additional time will be available to families with children should they request it.

Guests using the outdoor area will do so under the supervision of security staff who will escort guests to and from the area to promote adherence to the infection prevention and control protocols which underpin the mandatory quarantine system.

For persons who are unable to leave their room due to quarantine protocol restrictions, or do not wish to make use of the outdoor area, the service provider has also developed and supplied guided exercise programmes which can be undertaken in a guest's room, as well as a number of other health and wellbeing initiatives to support guests' physical and mental wellbeing.